In the last couple years, I've been to approximately a quarter of the stadiums in the NFL, generally as a fan of the opposing team (I believe all but one game involved the Texans.). Two of those stadiums were generally considered to be among the most "dangerous" in the league (San Francisco and Oakl ... More >>
Television coverage of sports has had some fantastic inventions over the last several years. For example, I'm a huge fan of the score and time of the game constantly embedded in the upper corner of the screen. (Watch YouTube clips of old games and see what a pain in the ass it is not having that.) A ... More >>
The annual Pro Bowl is generally viewed by NFL players as, in this order, 1) a reward for a job well done, 2) an opportunity to get some much needed rest and relaxation, and 3) a chance to play a glorified sandlot football game another football game. Well, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster t ... More >>
Assessing all their strengths and weaknesses, we could be looking at a repeat or better.
Hot, wet and steamy could either be the title of a porn movie, the description of a bunch of fat old guys in the steam room at the Y or the description of our weather this July. It could be all three. But, for the kids, let's stay focused on the weather, shall we? If you liked Sunday's weather with ... More >>
The digital revolution is slowly killing our favorite form of amateur psychoanalysis. We've all gone through someone's CD collection at some point when they weren't in the room, and from the albums we found we were able to deduce something about their personality. Now, we don't even have a CD shelf, ... More >>
Wednesday night, surf-guitar hero Dick Dale played to a packed Continental Club, in what Rocks Off's buddy Lonesome Onry and Mean and several others have since said was one of the best shows they've ever seen. The song that sent everyone home with their ears ringing and their fingers on fire ... More >>
"Luke!! I am your bad-luck charm!!"If ever there were a sporting event that was tailor-made for watching in a sports bar with a room full of diehard fans, it's World Cup soccer.It's the one sporting event that takes a pretty easily graspable concept for the casual fan (put ball in goal -- and in ... More >>